In this early 21st century, Valery Gergiev is without any doubt the best-known conductor of Russian music. General and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, he's visiting Europe with his orchestra for a series of concerts featuring the most popular of all Russian composers: Pyotr Illitch Tchaikovsky.
Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater – The complete Prokofiev symphonies. Moscow Easter Festival
Alina Cojocaru (Princess Aurora), Federico Bonelli (Prince Florimund), Christopher Saunders (King Florestan XXIV) – The Royal Ballet
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. The complete Tchaikovsky symphonies